Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017 Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017 Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done16 February 2017
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done16 February 2017 As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.
Farmers to benefit from ESA–BASF collaboration10 February 2017
Farmers to benefit from ESA–BASF collaboration10 February 2017 With farming an exacting science, ESA and the world’s leading chemical company, BASF, have joined forces to see how data from satellites can best serve the agricultural community.
CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice08 February 2017
CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice08 February 2017 A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.
Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps03 February 2017
Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps03 February 2017 Climate change-driven glacial melt is causing landslides in alpine regions. Data from the Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being inserted into a new cloud computing system to monitor such hazards globally.